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Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy

Arising under the Local Government Reform Act 2014, the Southern Regional Assembly is responsible for preparing a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region. Visit our Regional Planning page for more information.

Each of the three Regional Assemblies have prepared their own RSES which will provide a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework in support of the implementation of the National Planning Framework.

The Southern Regional Assembly has prepared a draft RSES for the Southern Region covering 2019-2031. The draft RSES provides a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework, to support the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region.

The draft RSES was open to public consultation from 18 December 2018 until 8 March 2019.  To view the draft RSES documents please visit our Public Consultation section.